St. George's says no exams were written at school around date mentioned in David Sidoo's indictment
A prestigious Vancouver boys school issued a terse statement this afternoon in response to an academic-cheating scandal in the United States.
St. George's found itself caught up in a media frenzy after a U.S. indictment alleged that a surrogate wrote a provincial exam for one of its students.
This was revealed in an indictment filed against David Sidoo, who's been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
Among other things, the indictment purports that the Vancouver businessman agreed to pay a person to "secretly take a high school graduation exam in place of Sidoo's older son".
The boy attended St. George's.
"A review of records from 2012 indicates that there were no school or provincial exams written at St. George's School by the student in question on or around the date named in the indictment," the school stated. "The school has no further information to share at this time."